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‘Powerful people in Pakistan don’t like me- journalist Hamid Mir

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir's Twitter bio (external link) says it all: 'Journalist banned in Pakistan carrying two bullets in my body'. Known for his outspoken views, Mir has been banned by the Pakistan government from hosting his show on the Geo News television channel after he criticised 'General Rani' for the ongoing attacks on Pakistani journalists. 'General Rani' is Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency. Mir did not name General Hameed, but by referring to 'General Rani', he made it clear to the Pakistani establishment whom he was taking about. Mir reportedly said (external link), 'Do not ever enter the homes of journalists again. We don't have tanks or guns like... Read more